Thank you very much for your interest in our study. On the following pages we would like to inform you about this interdisciplinary research project which is performed by the Department of Medicine 2 in cooperation with other clinics in the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (UMCM). The study started in April 2007 and is now widely known in the region as well as acknowledged in science and research on an international scale.
The Gutenberg Health Study is a large-scale prospective and population-based study. The general health and particularly the cardiovascular and vascular health in the city of Mainz and the district of Mainz-Bingen is investigated. Cancer, eye diseases, diseases of the immune system, metabolic and mental diseases are examined as part of this study as well.
Between 2007 and 2012 more than 15.000 individuals from a representative population sample have been included in the cohort study and were examined in the study center. Currently and in the next years the study participants' health development and the progression of occurred diseases are documented.
The interdisciplinary study is carried out by the UMCM and benefits from exemplary internal university networks and the cooperation with many national and international partners. Various clinics and departments within the University Medical Center are involved in the design, organization and implementation of the study. A total of more than 100 study employees and scientists work in close cooperation to guarantee the success of this large-scale project.